| Event type

Lightweight (≤73 kilograms), Men

Date26 July 2021
LocationNippon Budokan, Chiyoda, Tokyo (Mat 1)
Participants33 from 33 countries

Fighting on home ground carried Japanese Shohei Ono to the third men’s gold in Judo, having been preferred to his countryman Soichi Hashimoto for nomination for the Tokyo Olympics. The three-time world champion in this class, and Rio 2016 gold medallist, Oni defeated top seed Lasha Shavdatuashvili in the final, scoring a Waza-ari (half point) for his Sasae-tsurikomi-ashi (ankle-kick) after 9:25 min in the Golden Score. At this point, Ono had already picked up his second Shido (penalty) and was in danger of being disqualified. In the semi-final, he also needed the extra-time to score a Waza-ari against Mongolia’s Tsend-Ochiryn Tsogtbaatar and proceed to the final. Ono also beat second seed, and 2016 silver medallist, Rüstəm Orucov from Azerbaijan in the second round. Bronze medals went to Tsogtbaatar and Korean An Chang-Rim, who toppled Orucov in the bronze medal match.

1Shohei OnoJPNGold
2Lasha ShavdatuashviliGEOSilver
=3An Chang-RimKORBronze
=3Tsend-Ochiryn TsogtbaatarMGLBronze
=5Rüstəm OrucovAZE
=5Arthur MargelidonCAN
=7Akil GjakovaKOS
=7Tohar ButbulISR
=9Aden-Alexandre HousseinDJI
=9Zhansay SmagulovKAZ
=9Victor SterpuMDA
=9Cédric BessiMON
=9Tommy MaciasSWE
=9Somon MakhmadbekovTJK
=9Bilal ÇiloğluTUR
=9Khikmatillokh TuraevUZB
=17Ferdinand KarapetianARM
=17Lucas DialloBUR
=17Magdiel EstradaCUB
=17Guillaume ChaineFRA
=17Faye NjieGAM
=17Igor WandtkeGER
=17Mamadou Samba BahGUI
=17Fabio BasileITA
=17Younis Eyal SlmanJOR
=17Sulaiman HamadKSA
=17Musa MogushkovROC
=17Alexandru RaicuROU
=17Chamara RepiyallageSRI
=17Nils StumpSUI
=17Victor ScvortovUAE
=32Eduardo BarbosaBRA
=32Ahmed AyashYEM
DNSFethi NourineALG
DNSMohamed AbdalrasoolSUD